By Harry Cline
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By Harry Cline
Numerous changes can happen to our bodies as we age. These changes are not always indicative of health conditions, but they can be distressing. Although the aging process cannot be stopped, being aware of these changes and making more healthy lifestyle choices will reduce their impact on our health and well-being.
Good quality of life is vital for all people, especially for seniors dealing with various health conditions and going through significant life changes. Feeling fulfilled and satisfied is just as crucial for overall health as getting regular check-ups. In fact, having a positive outlook in life helps many seniors have more energy and better appetite, as well as reduce stress and prevent cognitive decline. https://activelyfitseniors.blog/ shares a few ideas to help seniors maintain their well-being.
Exercise offers numerous health benefits, and it’s nothing short of a magic bullet. Something as simple as stretching or trying a few exercises for half an hour a day significantly reduces the risk of diabetes, heart conditions, and several forms of cancer, such as colon cancer. According to a study, around 67 percent of seniors are sedentary for at least 8.5 hours a day, so there’s definitely a need to improve senior activity levels. Regular exercise also lowers the risk of premature death by 30 percent.
 Harry Cline is creator of NewCaregiver.org and author of the upcoming book, The A-Z Home Care Handbook: Health Management How-Tos for Senior Caregivers. As a retired nursing home administrator, father of three, and caregiver to his ninety-year-old uncle, Harry knows how challenging and rewarding caregiving can be. He also understands that caregiving is often overwhelming for those just starting out. He created his website and is writing his new book to offer new caregivers everywhere help and support.